I stumbled upon Unitarian Universalism six years ago.
I quickly fell in love with a faith offering a freedom to believe—or not—and a passion for justice. “The Earth turned to bring us closer, it turned on itself and within us until it finally brought us together in this dream.”
The verses of my compatriot Eugenio Montejo expressed how the world first spun inside me: the more immersed I became, the more I loved it. I also felt vertigo. Moments when I struggled to connect our activism, individual spiritual practices, and community. How to fully embrace the expanse of the movement in my heart?
The fabric of our Spring issue offers a sample of the colorful quilt of this layered faith. The cover, by artist Kate Forrester, expresses the promise of this movement. It is a dynamic and vibrant tradition that embodies our deeply held belief in Beloved Community.
We honor the intertwining of its multicultural threads and the many voices of its theology. Ours is a familiar invitation to every reader to arrive at individual conclusions as they shape a spiritual practice and faithful interdependence.
Your new editor is a Latino journalist, a Venezuelan living in exile. To meet UU World and its talented team at this moment is a lifetime opportunity to answer my call to put my experience into the service of my faith.
As a UU humanist, son of an atheist mother and a Christian father, I find the sacred in the ability for words to heal, inspire, find, and offer purpose. With gratitude, I'm offering my craft while we weave together this beautiful, moving tradition.
Roger Santodomingo, Executive Editor